ban election posters

  • Claremorris Municipal District councillors have agreed to ban election posters across the district for the May local elections. 

    The motion was proposed by Ballyhaunis based Fine Gael councillor John Cribben at the monthly meeting of Claremorris Municipal District, and it was unanimously supported. 

    Yet despite the support, the banning of election posters in the district is a voluntary issue and is not legally binding. 

    Councillir Cribben made a strong argument for banning posters equating them with the litter concerns in the area, and while other councillors supported his stance, nonetheless, some added that if anyone breaks the voluntary agreement - then its” gloves off “, so to speak. 

    Nonetheless, Cllr Cribben told Midwest News  that he is pleased that the motion has been unanimously carried. 

  • Election posters went up in the town of Westport in the early hours of this morning, despite a motion by sitting councillors in the District that Westport would ban election posters.

    The urban area of Westport has banned election posters for many years

    The decision by sitting councillors to retain the ban, is not legally binding – and election candidates by law can erect posters from midnight last night in both the local and European elections.

    Independent councillor in Westport Christy Hyland told Midwest News that he is raising the matter with council officials as he says he’s disappointed that the ban in the town is not being respected.